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American Short Stories for 9th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In the story, Rip Van Winkle's personality, goals, and experiences exemplify this Romantic characteristic:

Question 2 2. 'The Most Dangerous Game' suggests that there's not much difference between humans and animals. Which of the following is evidence that supports that theory?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a POEM by Edgar Allan Poe?

Question 4 4. In The Scarlet Ibis, which image most strongly foreshadows the death of Doodle?

Question 5 5. Which Romantic characteristic is NOT found in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving?

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Question 6 6. Why is 'The Cask of Amontillado' regarded as a Dark Romantic piece?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT example of irony in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado'?

Question 8 8. The story 'Hills Like White Elephants' takes place

Question 9 9. Which of the following words would best describe Hemingway's prose?

Question 10 10. Which pseudonym did Washington Irving use for The Sketch Book?

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Question 11 11. What Romantic characteristic fuels the feel of escapism in the story 'Rip Van Winkle' by Washington Irving?

Question 12 12. What element of Edgar Allan Poe's writing sets him apart from other writers of his time?

Question 13 13. Which of the following words has a dark connotation?

Question 14 14. How did the style and content of Irving's writing relate to those of the American literary formats that preceded him?

Question 15 15. Which of the following best describes Doodle in The Scarlet Ibis?

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Question 16 16. In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' what war does Rip Van Winkle sleep through?

Question 17 17. What event first establishes the idea that 'The Most Dangerous Game' will be about a hunter who learns what it's like to be hunted?

Question 18 18. Which of the following would be a valid conclusion the reader might draw from the story 'The Most Dangerous Game'?

Question 19 19. In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,' what is Fortunato's fate?

Question 20 20. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, which character is described as having a spindle neck, huge ears, and a scarecrow's frame?

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Question 21 21. Edgar Allan Poe's work influenced which of the following 20th century authors?

Question 22 22. How does Tim Burton's film adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving differ from the original?

Question 23 23. While The Scarlet Ibis is packed with death images, it's really about what?

Question 24 24. What do we call someone who rarely spends money, even when it's necessary?

Question 25 25. What area of the United States influenced Washington Irving's imagery?

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Question 26 26. What does the swamp symbolize in 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving?

Question 27 27. Hemingway wrote in such a way that he only gave the reader a small portion of the story. The rest had to be inferred. This approach is called the...

Question 28 28. In 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving, what does Tom represent late in his life?

Question 29 29. In 'The Most Dangerous Game', how does Rainsford manage to kill off Zaroff's giant bodyguard, Ivan?

Question 30 30. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, who is likely the Headless Horseman?

American Short Stories for 9th Grade: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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